Sara MaysPrincipal Consultant, The Retail Coach Consultant Group-NY
I am a people-centric results-driven retail leader, based in New York City and a founding partner of The Retail Coach Consulting Group whose mission is to help retailers drive sales and profits. I have 25+ years of retail management experience. From February 2004 until March 2017 I was the Director of Loss Prevention, Stores, and Training at Barnes & Noble, Inc. where I was responsible for all inventory shrink and safety initiatives for 640 stores throughout the U.S. Barnes & Noble, Inc., is a Fortune 500 company. I have a consistent track record of profit enhancement through communication and partnerships. During my career, I have developed and executed multiple training programs in a variety of mediums and subjects centric to profitability and safety. Topics include; service, physical inventory and safety initiatives that protect employees, customers, physical assets, and brands. I have been recognized as a cross-functional collaborator with a broad set of skills that help me achieve organizational objectives. I am also the founder of Strokes for Strokes, a charity whose mission is to provide swim lessons for underprivileged children, for which I have won multiple awards from the retail community.